Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 27 - BWV 5, 80, 115

Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 27 - BWV 5, 80, 115

by Bach Collegium Japan
     
 

These are the days of miracles and wonders; not only are there already two complete recordings of all Bach's cantatas -- the greatest body of sacred music since the Renaissance -- but there are more cycles in progress. But while it is indeed wonderful to have so many recordings of so much great music available, there are drawbacks to each cycle.See more details below

Overview

These are the days of miracles and wonders; not only are there already two complete recordings of all Bach's cantatas -- the greatest body of sacred music since the Renaissance -- but there are more cycles in progress. But while it is indeed wonderful to have so many recordings of so much great music available, there are drawbacks to each cycle. The Gustav Leonhardt/Nikolaus Harnoncourt cycle features some of the best performances ever recorded -- those by Leonhardt -- along with some of the worst -- those by Harnoncourt. The Helmut Rilling cycle features some of the best solo and choral singing along with some of the worst playing and conducting. Ton Koopman's nearly completed cycle is always well-played, almost always well-sung, usually moving, often affecting, but sometimes more than a little eccentric. Masaaki Suzuki's continuing cycle is always impeccably played and affectingly sung, always gracefully conducted and warmly interpreted, and almost always deeply moving and profoundly spiritual. In Volume 27 of Suzuki's series, the performances by the orchestra and chorus of the Bach Collegium Japan are strong, supple, subtle, and inspired in the truest sense of the word. Recorded by BIS in Kobe in transparent sound, this disc demonstrates once again why, when it is finished, Masaaki Suzuki's cycle of Bach's cantatas may be the best ever recorded.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590014219
catalogNumber:
1421
Rank:
150239

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  1. Cantata No. 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Pascal Bertin  - Susanne Ryden  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Gerd Türk  - Jean-Pascal Vachon  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Peter Kooij  - Sofia Scheutz
  2. Cantata No. 5 "Wo soll ich fliehen hin," BWV 5 (BC A145)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Pascal Bertin  - Susanne Ryden  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Gerd Türk  - Jean-Pascal Vachon  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Peter Kooij  - Sofia Scheutz
  3. Cantata No. 115, "Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit," BWV 115 (BC A156)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Andrew Barnett  - Pascal Bertin  - Susanne Ryden  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Gerd Türk  - Jean-Pascal Vachon  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Peter Kooij  - Sofia Scheutz

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